Political analyst Ahmad Saeedi claims the United States, Taliban and President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani have their own specific preconditions for the revival of peace talks.

Speaking to Khaama Press, Saeedi said ‘three preconditions exist for the revival of peace talks’ to find a negotiated settlement for the end of war in Afghanistan.

Saeedi further added “The United States says it will resume peace talks once Taliban release the two American lecturers whom the Haqqani terrorist network is keeping as captives”.

However, Saeedi said Taliban demand the release of Anas Haqqani in exchange for the release of the two American University lecturers.

Meanwhile, Saeedi said the Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has his own preconditions to participate in peace talks with the Taliban group.

“President Ghani says he would negotiate peace with Taliban only when they (Taliban) hold talks with the government considering the conditions of the peace plans he (the President) has prepared,” Saeedi added.

This comes as efforts are underway for the revival of peace talks between the U.S. and Taliban group which the U.S. President Donald Trump declared dead last month.

Reports also emerged earlier today suggesting that the Taliban group has demanded the release of 80 prisoners in exchange for the release of the two American University lecturers.


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